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1.0 out of 5 stars It used to be good..., 2 Nov 2011
This review is from: Maglite Boxed Mini Mag AA Torch - Black (DIY & Tools)
I own it for almost 20 years now and it has served me well. But honestly, why would you want to by one of these today? There's just no reason for it anymore.
LED is the standard today, and unfortunately the trusted old Mini-Mag just cannot compete - it sucks the two poor AA batteries empty in no time, and returns very little, badly focused light. Shop around a little and you can find an array of LED torches that don't cost more, but do the job sooo much better. Led Lenser and Fenix make some excellent flashlights in my experience.
If you like the design and want a Maglite, upgrading to the LED version of this model may be for you.
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Initial post: 13 May 2012 01:16:53 BDT
In broad agreement with your review. I've owned several in 20+ years (having lost them) and the standard version beam-wise just no longer cuts it. However the other attributes are still there. In your shoes I would upgrade your 20 year old torch with a TerraLUX module. I did this with one recently and its now 85% of the best out there.
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